Terry Crews is now known for his role on the hit show Brooklyn 99, he also did time on another beloved sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris. And we can’t forget that he did play in the NFL.

This is clearly a guy who doesn’t believe in limits based on his sprawling resume – which explains his flawless attempt to join the literary world with his new book titled: Manhood: How to be A Better Man – Or Just Live With One. His new masterpiece is a well-rounded and thoughtfully insightful dive into the aspects of gender bias and how the roles played y both sexes can be productively performed.

While attending What Makes A Man 2014: Maps to Manhood conference, Crews spoke with Elamin Abdelmahmoud to tackle the issues around the notion of feminism and what it takes to be the updated version of what a man is supposed to be.

Crews admitted that feminism is a movement that ordinarily leaves men uncomfortable because of the items associated with it, “I think the big thing about feminism is that it scares men because, you know – the big deal is that people are scared of being controlled… I want to be clear that feminism is not saying “women are better than men””. That’s not what’s going on…What it is is that we’re talking about gender equality, true gender equality… but the problem is that men have always felt like they’re more valuable…I have been that guy where I felt I was more valuable than my wife and kids”.

Crews also dismissed the existence of the “Man Code” by declaring it a concept that isn’t always applicable in realistic situations. “Man Code! C’mon…but does Man Code work when it’s your daughter who gets raped? Man Code – does that work when your mom gets abused?”

In the end, Crews emphasized the importance of men supporting the cause of feminism by recognizing its relevance in a progressive society, which is why he has chosen to be vocally encouraging. ‘If you don’t say anything, you are, by your silence – it’s acceptance. I’m not going to be silent”.

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  • madwmn

    Love him. Hopefully no “rape” allegations comes his way….

    • Anonin

      Lol damn you had to throw that in there.

    • Anthony

      There is no excuse for sexual assault, but almost no progressive man was born that way. Like racism, it is a struggle to come to terms with sexism and male privilege. It always means condemning behavior or attitudes a man used to have,

  • Anthony

    A guess Terry Crews is just pretending to be a man too.

  • Anthony

    What he said about battling mind sets instead of people is brilliant. That is what we also need to remember when confronting police brutality too. We need to change minds, not just win individual cases.

  • Good for him, I will add this book to my wishlist. Terry seems like a well-rounded guy.

  • mdottwo

    Dear Black America, please give up celebrity worship, which is idol worship. Just because some people dream up characters for stage, movie and TV productions, and choose the black persons they want to carry out their fantasy, does not mean that the collective, be it the story lines or the actors who play the roles, as anything to do with reality.

    Idol worship demands that the individual, or group give their individual/group authority over to someone with which you have no communication. The group can only validate the idol’s personal narcissistic agenda.

    Real African American men who are brothers, uncles, husbands, fathers and are the moral pillars of our neighborhoods, are the real life models for black men. We do not have to filter African American culture through hands of non-white or black producers in order to legitimatize who we are as a people. Our culture is for real. It has a history and legacy. Media projections of our culture are their fantastic fantasies marched across the world stage, perpetrating the ruse of reality.